Generations in the Garden "People would ask; what came first, the big garden or the big family? As one grew, the other did also." When asked why she chose to join Grow Appalachia with High Rocks this year, Eugenia Boggs Anderson answered that she wanted to grow a garden in her family plot
--Karline Jensen, High Rocks, Hillsboro, WV Look at this beautiful arugula that we didn't plant! We left a patch of arugula to go to seed over the summer. When the weather finally cooled off in the fall, all the seeds that had fallen sprouted at the perfect time to become a lush crop that will
--Karline Jensen, High Rocks, Hillsboro, WV We planted some fall salads at our Season Extension workshops on August 20 and 21. Guess what, it has only rained a half an inch since. We watered them really well when we planted them, and then I was able to water them two more times. It hasn't rained
-- Food Revolution Class Students, High Rocks, Hillsboro, WV Hello! I go by Pine, it's kind of a weird nickname, but it's what my best friend so lovingly calls me. I have been a High Rocks girl for about 2 years. This is my 3rd time at camp, but 2nd time at Camp Steele specifically.
--Sigrid House, Grow Appalachia participant, High Rocks, Hillsboro, WV I'm sad we only have one more session left in August. We had our canning session today. We made dill pickles and easy spinach souffle. The souffle was amazing! It's been great meeting everyone and sharing ideas.
--Karline Jensen, High Rocks, Hillsboro, WV Yesterday we visited Tommye and Richard Rafes' Farm, T. L. Fruits and Vegetables, in Organ Cave, WV, for a High Tunnel Field Day hosted by Lewis Jett. Tommye and Richard received a SARE grant called Here Comes the Sun: Solar Power as Energy Source in Remote High Tunnel Ventilation Systems. It's
--Karline Jensen, High Rocks, Hillsboro, WV At our Garden Maintenance workshop last week, one of the most popular topics was Watering. Everyone was on board that water is important for vegetable plants to grow strong and healthy, but we got into a good discussion about how often and how much they really need. Some people
--Emily Carter, High Rocks AmeriCorps Member, Hillsboro, WV Hi All! Emily here with High Rocks in beautiful Hillsboro, West Virginia. I just kick-started my 6 months of service with AmeriCorps working in the gardens and assisting with Grow Appalachia. I participated in Grow Appalachia with my mother last summer and fell in love with High
--Karline Jensen, High Rocks, Hillsboro, WV As we come full circle to the forecast of frost, and say goodbye to the families that have been with us this season, I'd like to share some photos from the High Rocks gardens. Our Veggie Queens are our inspiration to share our gardening resources with the wider community;